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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013

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NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (CD F GIL)

The Forgotten by David Baldacci (CD F BAL)


When Did White Trash Become the New Normal by Charlotte Hays (817 HAY)

Point Me to the Skies: The Amazing Story of Joan Wales by Ronald Clements (266.023 CLE)


The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (F BEL)

“Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. But when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien agrees. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.”

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson (F JAC Sel.2)

“Detective Regan Pescoli has worked the -Star Crossed Killer- case for months, never imagining she’d be captured by the madman she’s been hunting. Regan knows exactly what he’s capable of--and avoiding the same fate will take every drop of her courage and cunning.”

Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman (F FRE)

“In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Lighthouse Bay in Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne - who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. One hundred years later, Libby Slater leaves her life in Paris to return to her hometown of Lighthouse Bay. In this adventurous love story spanning centuries, both Isabella and Libby must learn that letting go of the past is the only way to move into the future.”

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois (F DUB)

“Written with the riveting storytelling and moral seriousness of authors like Ann Patchett, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together.”

Grace by T. Greenwood (F GRE)

“For thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy, taking photos helps make sense of his fractured world. Only Crystal, a store clerk dealing with her own loss, sees the deep fissures in the Kennedy family - in the haunting photographs Trevor brings to be developed, and in the palpable distance between mother and son. And as their lives become more intertwined, each will be pushed to the breaking point, with shattering, unforeseeable consequences.”

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (F FLA)

“. . . a perfect combination of comedy, mystery, wisdom, and charm. Fabulous, fun-loving, spanning decades, generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story. . .”

Singularity by Steven James (F JAM Jev.2)

“When his friend is murdered, illusionist Jevin Banks is determined to find out what really happened. Drawn into a web of conspiracy and top-secret research on human consciousness, he uncovers a dark secret--one that could change the very fabric of human life on the planet.”

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (F SMI Ros.8)

“Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?”

Mirage by Clive Cussler (F CUS)

“In 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but now there are rumors of a new weapon, dangerous to America’s interests, linked to Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment?”

The Abominable by Dan Simmons (F SIM)

“It’s 1926. Three young friends, eager to take their shot at Mt. Everest, accept funding from a grieving mother whose son fell to his death two years earlier. But she refuses to believe he’s dead and wants them to bring him back alive--a bone-chilling story of supernatural suspense.”

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